Carmel L. Westerman, 80, of Butner, North Carolina passed away on Saturday, March 13, 2021. She was born on February 24, 1941 in Ontario, Canada to the late Wilson and Laura Hayes.
Mrs. Westerman retired from TRW after being a Secretary for a Defense Contractor. She moved to Butner in 2016 from Uma, Arizona where she routinely volunteered at Amberly’s Place and other donation facilities. Upon moving to Butner, she began attending Bible Baptist Church where she met many new friends.
Carmel was an accomplished author who wrote several historical nonfiction books and was known for her Haiku Poetry of which were published. Mrs. Westerman had a wide variety of interests from using her mind doing mahjong with her Mahjong Ladies Group, or creativity in quilting and drawing or enjoying the outdoors fishing. She was an avid gardener. Carmel also had an interest in Antiquing at one point she even had a spot at the mall. Mrs. Westerman was a very social woman who never met a stranger, was willing to help anyone and enjoyed being with her family and friends. She will be remembered as a sweet, smart and selfless woman who was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend who will be so very missed by the many lives she touched.
Mrs. Westerman is survived by her children, Shirley Cox, Catherine Lewis and Christopher Lively (Regan); brother, Gary Hayes (JoAnna); sister, Elizabeth Hayes; grandchildren, Megan Wenger (Aaron), Lauren Lewis and Coleman Lewis; great grandchildren, Allison Martin, Austym Lewis and Rebecca Young and other loving family members and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Blanche Rogers, Doris Cledgett and Muriel Hall.
No services are planned at this time.
In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to Bible Baptist Church, 2047 Gate 2 Rd., Creedmoor, NC 27522.